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MPs call on Government to think again about Universal Credit

The Work and Pensions Select Committee report into Universal Credit and Domestic Abuse highlights an issue facing too many women. There is a real risk that the roll-out of Universal Credit, which combines most benefits into one single payment, could be exploited by abusive and controlling partners. MPs want the Government to look again at the evidence and support the Scottish government to pilot different models of split payments within a clear timetable.

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